Macular Society news

AMD patients regain sight from stem cell treatment

In March we reported on the two patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, who received a new treatment derived from stem cells and regained enough vision to be able to read.

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Have you seen our new film ‘5 years through the eyes of a mum’?

In Macular Week we launched our short film, illustrating the impact of macular disease on a mother and her son, as he grows up. The film has recently been nominated in the Charity Film Awards. 

Fundraiser in the spotlight on ITV’s Love Your Garden

In July, one of our inspirational and long-serving volunteers, Betty Richards, received a garden makeover on Alan Titchmarsh’s ITV’s show.


In September, NHS bosses won a landmark legal battle against two multinational drug firms. The victory for the 12 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the North of England means Avastin can be offered as a treatment to patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Our new ambition

In National Eye Health Week we launched our new ambition – to fund more world-class research and beat macular disease, for good.

Where next for dry AMD and Stargardt research?

In October, we provided an update on progress being made into research for macular disease, after a team from Warwick Medical School reviewed hundreds of articles about possible treatments.

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